stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours brown with a decent size beige head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, bread, and spices. The flavor is sweet, fruit, spices, citrus, and yeast. Good body, good brew.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Monks Café. Stockholm. Hazy reddish brown with a big beige foam. Yeasty aroma of almond, cardamonn, roasted malt, banana and red berries. mellow yeasty flavour of cream, almond and grass. Smooth aftertaste of yeast and grass.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BB 08/2005. Another 2 buck special. Dark brown purplish tinted beer with a creamy tan head. Sweet fruity aroma, plums and dark cherries, sweet chewy toasted malts, yeast shows subdued clove and some sweet apple and grapey vineousness as well. Flavour is sweet and plummy but also lighted textured than many other dubbels. This makes it creamy and sweet, but also somewhat refreshing. Creamy texture, light mint herbal character. Some clove and light apple through the finish along with a lingering breadiness. Nice beer.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish brown. Nice sized white head, great lacing. Wonderful sweet, yeasty aroma. Flavor doesn’t live up to the appearance or nose, offputting sour notes. Mouthfeel a little thin.
beastiefan2k (2904) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, best before 08/2005. Just drank it. Pours a beautiful brown/ruby red color and some lacing. Aroma is best part, roasty with plenty of belgian candi sweetness and a bit of sourness. Beer may be a bit past its time, definite sour aspect but totally acceptable. Taste is a bit thin though - not usual dubbel - lactosy roast with some sweetness.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy deep amber body with a moderate taupe head. Aroma of plums, chocolate, maple syrup, and toasted malt. Flavor of malt, dark fruit, caramel, and herbs with a mildly bitter finish.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy light brown with small tan head. Aroma of medium to dark malt and candi sugar with some light earthy and alcohol smell. Flavor is bready yeast with light malt and a little sourness. Earthy and musty, and more hoppy than I would expect for this style. I wouldn’t classify it as a Dubbel, but maybe somewhere between a Dubbel and a Saison. Not to style, but I like it nonetheless.
Quinten (1052) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2006 brown color, ligt brown head, thin bitter taste, bad smell like al the products of thise brewery, not a abbey dubbel at all!
Re-rate, had a next one,..a bit better more character, used to be overall 2
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer pours a medium, murky red-gold color with an average-sized, frothy, off-white, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is a pisser—either the complimentary or the derogatory definitions will work. It’s malty with moderate notes of toasted grain; heavily hoppy with a pungent note of pine/resin, herbs and straw (perhaps it was dry hopped?); heavily yeasty with strong notes of band-aid, horseblanket and barnyard, and moderate notes of cellar; moderate miscellaneous notes of urine, dill-like herbal florals, and a trace note of chewable Vitamin C tablets. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderatly bitter with a short, lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish with bready retros. The body is light-to-medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is soft-to-average. I don’t love it, nor do I hate it, but one thing is for sure, I doubt I’ll ever have something else like it.
Ernest (6834) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is murky light to medium brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, nuts), moderately yeasty (horseblanket, barnyard), with notes of band-aid and sour apple, hint of cherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. About as odd as the Plzen...very horsey/Bretty and tart, not usual characters for a dubbel. Whereas these characters are kind of cool in the Plzen, I did not care for them in this one. It was almost like a Flemish sour ale that wasn’t finished yet, or more accurately like a dumping glass at a beer fest that contained a mixture of lambics and brown ales. Confused and unenjoyable.